Lady Rams fall at home against Troup

Published 6:50 pm Saturday, December 16, 2023

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The Valley girls struggled to find momentum on Saturday as the Lady Rams fell to Troup County 61-47. 

Valley was able to keep the game within striking distance for the majority of the first half, but the Tigers stole the momentum away at the end of each period. 

Maliyah Gilbert connected on a halfcourt buzzer-beater at the end of the first period to give the Tigers a seven-point lead. 

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Then, refusing to be outdone, Sheniyah Philpot connected on a halfcourt buzzer-beater that gave Troup an eight-point lead at the end of the first half. 

Philpot and Gilbert did more than just hit shots for the Tigers, they were a dynamic duo on both sides of the court. Philpot led Troup with 22 points. Gilbert followed Philpot with 17 points. 

Kayden Dooley was the leader for Valley on Saturday. Dooley finished the game with 25 points, 14 of her points came from the charity stripe. Aniyah Robinson followed Dooley with 10 points. 

The loss on Saturday dropped Valley’s record to 4-5 on the season. 

The Lady Rams have an extended break before their next contest. Valley faces Lanett at home on Jan. 6.